It was thought that the global landmark was perhaps 70million years old
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Sunday 11 December 2011
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico's western Guerrero state today, shaking buildings and causing panic just over 100 miles away in the nation's capital.
Saturday 10 December 2011
Deforestation and extreme weather may later cause earthquakes, scientists believe.
Thursday 01 September 2011
Water, ash and rocks are flowing down the flanks of the Popocatepetl volcano southeast of Mexico City.
Saturday 27 August 2011
Wednesday 10 August 2011
It travelled at an average speed of 60cm an hour and it has arrived a year late. But the Mars rover Opportunity is finally approaching its destination, the rim of the vast Endeavour crater.
Friday 05 August 2011
Streams of salty water could be coursing their way down the steep sides of craters on Mars, scientists believe after identifying a series of dark lines in photographs.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck off the Indonesian coast of western Sumatra today, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
Saturday 16 July 2011
Indonesia's mount Lokon spewed hot lava and volcanic ash 1,500 metres into the sky in the north of Sulawesi island yesterday, prompting panicked residents to flee the area.
Friday 15 July 2011
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 struck in the middle of the English Channel yesterday, the British Geological Survey said.
Friday 17 June 2011
Monday 13 June 2011
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Controversial shale gas drilling halted pending investigation into possible connection with tremors
Sunday 22 May 2011
A volcano in Iceland spat a plume of white smoke almost 10 miles into the air as it erupted last night.
Monday 09 May 2011
When the troubled Sellafield Mox Plant was built in the 1990s it had to wait several years before it was given an operating licence. The principal justification for awarding the licence in 2001 was the belief that it would supply hundreds of tonnes of mixed oxide (Mox) fuel to Japanese reactors and so provide a cash benefit for UK plc.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Scientists are closely monitoring heightened activity at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, after a fissure sent lava spewing 20m (65ft) in the air. No homes were threatened and no one was injured, but park rangers cautioned visitors to keep their distance from the volcano.
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